A comparative study of body sway in the anterior-posterior plane with reference to external malleolus in females ages three through twenty-two

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Carol Lee Swim (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: This study was conducted to determine if any similarity existed in the anterior-posterior body sway of different age groups of females in relation to the base of support as measured from the posterior border of the external malleolus. Subjects ranging from three to twenty-two years of age were divided into pre-school, late childhood, preadolescent, and adult age groups. A total of one hundred eighteen subjects were administered four one-minute tests, the first two one-minute tests were administered during one week and the last two one-minute tests were administered a week later. During the testing sessions, the subject's total weight was recorded first, then the subject stepped upon a balance board where a measurement was taken from the posterior border of the external malleolus to the anterior angle iron. While the subject stood quietly on the balance board, scale readings were taken at 15, 30, 45, and 60 seconds.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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